Have you been tempted to tell your food story?  Has your pandemic reading included a deep dive into contemporary cookbooks? Do you follow the food news as closely as some watch MSNBC or CNN? Addicted to The Great British Bake Off? Active in the food justice movement? If any of these describe your interest in food, consider joining me at Gateway Community College this semester. Our 2022 Food Writing Class at Gateway in New Haven starts 2/4/2022.

For the past several years, I have taught this food writing class in downtown New Haven. This year, I’ve found new material including a great collection of food essays, annotated for aspiring writers.  I’m lining up guest speakers, thinking of ways to bring people together around writing about food because it makes for such interesting sessions. (Email:  pm@priscillamartel.com for a peek at the syllabus.) Enjoy these links to some of the projects we’ve worked on in past sessions.

As always, the class is open to Gateway Community College students and anyone who cares to join us. (This class is free for those over 62*.) The only prerequisite is a willingness to write and read. I am grateful to all my students, who always bring their curiosity and enthusiasm to class each week.

Food Writing Class Details

Food Writing (HSP-I249) will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 5:25 to 8:25 PM starting Wednesday February 4, 2022. It runs for 14 weeks through May. Classes meet at the Gateway Community College Downtown New Haven Campus Room N 315. Free parking provided. (There is the possibility that we will shift to an online or remote-learning format.)

Should this be of interest, contact Stephen Fries, Coordinator Hospitality Management Programs at Gateway. Call 203-285-2175 or email Stephen directly at sfries@gwcc.commnet.edu  And if you need additional information feel free to contact me as well.

* From the Gateway Community College website – “On a space available basis, individuals 62 years of age and older are eligible for a waiver of tuition, and general and application fees. Proof of age is required. Senior Citizens seeking a waiver must register during the special registration session held at the end of the regular registration period. Senior Citizens are required to pay all Lab and Studio fees at the time of registration.”